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  • Ahmed Saleh

Al-Ahli signs Gabriel Veiga, three-year contract, 2026 arrival.

JEDDAH — Gabriel Veiga, a talented Spanish player who recently transferred from Spain's Celta Vigo, has been formally welcomed by Al-Ahli. A three-season contract that keeps the 21-year-old tied to the team until 2026 has confirmed his arrival.

Veiga's move to Al-Ahli is significant because the club announced the deal via their official platform, X..

He is referred to in the announcement as a "Spanish gem," and there are views from the signing ceremony that took place in Paris, the French capital.

Veiga signed the contract in the presence of Yazan Al Sharif, CEO of Al-Ahli Club Company, after undergoing successful medical evaluations in Paris.

This action intensifies the summer's energy in Saudi football because Veiga is being considered as a potential captain for the Spanish national team.

Observers predict that he will eventually advance to a more elite European team to play in the UEFA Champions League.

This summer has been a busy one for Al-Ahli in terms of purchases. starting with the arrival of Chelsea FC goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Senegalese

They were followed by Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez, and Roberto Firmino. Brazilian Éverton and Ivorian Frank Kessié from FC Barcelona, as well as Turkish player Merih Demiral, added to their ranks.

Under the direction of German coach Matthias Jaissle, Al-Ahli started the Saudi Professional League strongly.

Both clubs have earned all three points, and they are currently tied for first place with bitter foe Al-Ittihad. The victories over Al-Hazm, Al-Khaleej, and Al-Akhdoud by Al-Ahli set a confident tone for the following campaign.

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